One of the absolute best things about FanDuel has been the addition of the Same Game Parlay. The Same Game Parlay allows users to parlay game bets, like spread, moneyline and total, with player and game props from one game.
There are three bets for tonight’s Thursday Night Football game that I was already going to bet as singles, but I’m also going to take advantage of FanDuel’s generosity and package them in a 3-leg parlay for better odds.
3-Leg Parlay @ +1046 - $50 Bet Wins $523
Leg 1: Chargers +3 @ -106
These teams already played once this season, with the Raiders coming away with a 31-26 win. But, the Chargers played well in that game, well enough to win even, and a let down in the 3rd quarter was their undoing.
That Raiders team was also in a completely different spot than the one we’ll see tonight. At that point, some were expecting Las Vegas to challenge the Chiefs atop the division. Now, they’re trying to stop a complete free fall. The Raiders are 2-3 since they played the Chargers last, but one of those wins came on a last-second Hail Mary against the winless Jets, so we're going to count that as a loss.
They’ve been blown out by the Falcons and Colts, the same Falcons team the Chargers beat last week. The Chargers are far from a perfect team but I expect them to keep this one close.
Leg 2: Nelson Agholor Anytime TD Scorer @ +145
After watching him drop pass after pass during his time in Philadelphia this pains me to say, but Nelson Agholor is good.
He has 635 yards this season and more importantly, he’s tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with 7. A lot of those touchdowns came early in the season, when the Raiders were playing good football, but Agholor came back with a 100-yard, 1-TD performance last week.
Agholor is clearly Carr’s top target on the outside. He is definitely the most likely wide receiver to catch a TD tonight and you can get him at better-than-even odds.
Leg 3: Justin Herbert Under 280.5 Yards @ -112
Full disclosure, I was ready to pick the over here. I love Justin Herbert and think he’s one of the best young QBs we’ve seen in a while. But, the long list of injuries and unknowns for LA has me going with the under.
Mike Williams is out, Keenan Allen may play but is likely to be limited and Austin Ekeler will play but is also questionable. At full strength, I think Herbert goes over 300 yards tonight, but without Williams and with Allen and Ekeler both hobbled, I don’t like his chances.
Herbert has failed to go over 280 yards in both of his past two starts. I think the Chargers can still compete if he doesn’t put up big numbers, like they did against Atlanta last week, and I think tonight will look similar to that effort.